“There is a lot to do in Yellowknife, it’s just like any other city. If you don’t want it to be boring, it won’t be boring. Right now, I love Yellowknife”
Yusur Al-bahrani is a Muslim woman from Toronto who moved to Yellowknife, the capital city of Canada’s Northwest Territories in 2018.
In this episode, she takes us on an audio tour of her new home, a city known for its Northern Lights, diamond mines and the annual Snowking’s Winter Festival. We find out what life is like in the Great Canadian North; what locals do for fun; the best times to visit Yellowknife; the Indigenous communities up north and local groups you can join if you just moved there.
Yusur talks about:
The initial shock she felt when she arrived in Yellowknife
The city and its people
Getting around as a newcomer and how to make friends
The beauty of the north
The annual Snowking’s Winter Festival
Being a minority in Yellowknife
Northern Indigenous communities, culture and issues
Local groups to join to meet people
Yusur Al-Bahrani: @yusur_albahrani
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